The Erie Canal is not only part of the a broad history of, what was at this time, a miraculous new way of transportation, but it’s an important piece of the people who have grown up around it. Some have watched it develop over the years, and become this place where it has been set aside, for the next best thing. The Erie Canal is more than an allotment of a revolution, it was there for people to grow up with, and that has been lost in the mix of new forms of transportation that are quicker and easier. Older generations have this connection with the canal, but the newer generations don’t look at it the same way. The canal is completely gone in some places, while in others it has been preserved.
Our project will help educate people on the impacts the Erie Canal has on the environmental, Eco Tourism, the history behind it and its importance to society and media through these elements: